Are batteries within the scope of EU RoHS?
Batteries are not in scope of EU RoHS regulation.
Recital 14 of EU RoHS 2 specifically states that EU RoHS should apply without prejudice to the Batteries Directive. Recital 29 of the batteries and accumulators directive (2006/66/EC) states that EU RoHS does not apply to batteries and accumulators used in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).
***Article contents valid as of 2017-10-17